Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2023
DownEx cyberespionage operation targets Central Asia

A new sophisticated malware strain, dubbed DownEx, was involved in attacks aimed at Government organizations in Central Asia. In late 2022, Bitdefender Labs researchers first observed a highly targeted cyberattack targeting foreign government institutions in Kazakhstan that involved a new sophisticated strain of malware dubbed DownEx. Later the researchers detected another attack in Afghanistan that allowed them to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2023
US disrupts Russia-linked Snake implant’s network

The US government announced to have disrupted the peer-to-peer (P2P) network of computers compromised by the Snake malware. The Snake implant is one of the most sophisticated implants used by Russia-linked threat actors for cyberespionage purposes. The malware has been designed and used by Center 16 of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in cyber espionage […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2023
Iran-linked APT groups started exploiting Papercut flaw

Microsoft warns of Iran-linked APT groups that are targeting vulnerable PaperCut MF/NG print management servers. Microsoft warns that Iran-linked APT groups have been observed exploiting the CVE-2023-27350 flaw in attacks against PaperCut MF/NG print management servers. The CVE-2023-27350 flaw is a PaperCut MF/NG Improper Access Control Vulnerability. PaperCut MF/NG contains an improper access control vulnerability within the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2023
Russia-linked Sandworm APT uses WinRAR in destructive attacks on Ukraine’s public sector

CERT-UA is warning of destructive cyberattacks conducted by the Russia-linked Sandworm APT group against the Ukraine public sector. Russia-linked APT group Sandworm is behind destructive cyberattacks against Ukrainian state networks, the Ukrainian Government Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) warns. The Sandworm group (aka BlackEnergy, UAC-0082, Iron Viking, Voodoo Bear, and TeleBots) has been active since 2000, it operates under the control […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2023
Pro-Russia hacking group executed a disruptive attack against a Canadian gas pipeline

Pro-Russia hacking group Zarya caused a cybersecurity incident at a Canadian gas pipeline, the critical infrastructure sector is on alert. A Canadian gas pipeline suffered a cyber security incident, Canada’s top cyber official and Pro-Russia hacking group Zarya claimed the attack could have caused an explosion. Pro-Russia hacktivist groups call to action for targeting organizations […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2023
Security Affairs newsletter Round 416 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs are free for you in your email box. Enjoy a new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter, including the international press. Abandoned Eval PHP WordPress plugin abused to backdoor websites CISA adds MinIO, PaperCut, and Chrome bugs […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 22, 2023
At least 2 critical infrastructure orgs breached by North Korea-linked hackers behind 3CX attack

North Korea-linked APT group behind the 3CX supply chain attack also broke into two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector. Symantec researchers reported that the campaign conducted by North Korea-linked threat actors that included the 3CX supply chain attack also hit two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector. “The X_Trader software supply chain […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2023
Lazarus APT group employed Linux Malware in recent attacks and was linked to 3CX supply chain attack

North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus employed new Linux malware in attacks that are part of Operation Dream Job. North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus is behind a new campaign tracked as Operation DreamJob (aka DeathNote or NukeSped) that employed Linux malware. The threat actors were observed using social engineering techniques to compromise its targets, with fake job offers […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2023
Google TAG warns of Russia-linked APT groups targeting Ukraine

The researchers from Google TAG are warning of Russia-linked threat actors targeting Ukraine with phishing campaigns. Russia-linked threat actors launched large-volume phishing campaigns against hundreds of users in Ukraine to gather intelligence and aimed at spreading disinformation, states Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG). In Q1 2023, threat actors linked to Russia’s military intelligence service focused their phishing […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2023
US and UK agencies warn of Russia-linked APT28 exploiting Cisco router flaws

UK and US agencies are warning of Russia-linked APT28 group exploiting vulnerabilities in Cisco networking equipment. Russia-linked APT28 group accesses unpatched Cisco routers to deploy malware exploiting the not patched CVE-2017-6742 vulnerability (CVSS score: 8.8), states a joint report published by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the US National Security Agency (NSA), US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […]